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Unformatted text preview: grow or repair damages. For example if a bird is injured in some way, Mitosis plays a role in the healing of the birds injury. Meiosis on the other hand is also a process in which cells are divided. Meiosis is necessary in order for living organisms to reproduce sexually. In animals, meiosis produce gametes, such as sperm and eggs. In other organisms such as fungi and mold, meiosis produces spores for reproduction. If it wasnt for meiosis, there would be no possible way for living organisms to reproduce sexually, because the gametes needed to reproduce cant be made any other way....
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This note was uploaded on 10/31/2010 for the course BIO 100 BIO/100 taught by Professor Ray during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '09